WC has a population of 500,000, and is the largest minority group in Cambodia. There is no church and no Bible in their language. There is only less than 0.1% believers among this people group.
A church worker will reach out evangelistically to this people group. If there are believers, he/she may disciple them to help them grow in the Lord Jesus Christ, gathering believers together as a community of faith. The goal is to train them in Bible study, to be able to disciple others and to reach out to their own people and other people groups.
The church worker's housing and living conditions are simple. Their main responsibilities will be visitation to build relationships and trust allowing them to talk about God and Jesus. It is customary to sit on the floor cross-legged when visiting. Flexibility and hospitality are essential. Their house needs to be clean. No pigs, no pork, and no dogs. Food is to be the same as the community's and meat (beef and chicken) must be prepared and purchased in the community.
The church worker needs to learn both the Cambodian (Khmer) language and the WC language. He/she must be sensitive when sharing the Gospel of Jesus, able to work in a team and able also to work independently at times.
- A mature Christian
- At least 2 years of secular working experience
- Experience serving in a local church
- A year of Bible college or seminary, including cross-cultural and missions studies
- Some knowledge on the WC religion
Lifestyle: Simple housing conditions. No dogs in the house. Cats are permissible.
Attitudes: Christ-like, humble and flexible.
Diet: No pork
Dress: Women must wear a headscarf
*Australian citizens and/or residents only